Otelo eGen

Otelo eGen is a research and consulting company in Upper Austria with focus on regional development, education, digitization and fostering social innovation. In addition, Otelo eGen operates a voluntary research and development network with currently 33 locations and around 600 active members. The network of open technology labs initiates, develops and conducts interdisciplinary, easily accessible research- and experimental laboratories, which counteract migration related prob-lems, unemployment, increasing poverty, the loss of regional identity and culture. Through the combination of diverse social innovation techniques, such as the use of new organisation princi-ples, new technologies, and local communication and networking platforms, sustainable em-ployment and education models can be created. In addition, Otelo eGen organises and advises coworking spaces in rural areas and operates its own coworking spaces in some rural areas.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955907.